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Compassion as a Skill for Emotion Regulation & Interpersonal Functioning




1 hr Webinar

About the Course

The practice of compassion can be understood as the concern we hold for one’s well being, paired with the motivation to alleviate that person’s suffering. Compassion is a skill that can be trained and should be deliberately practiced in order for it to be sustained toward ourselves and others. In this webinar, we will explore how compassion, at a neurophysiological, behavioural and conceptual level, is a way of attending to ourselves and others that can promote emotion regulation, interpersonal connections and prosocial behaviour. Expanding on the DBT skill, ‘Loving-Kindness’, and drawing upon research and compassion literature, we will propose a practical framework for compassion as a skill to integrate in psychotherapy, to promote and serve the wellbeing of our clients and improve their relationships. All participants will receive a compassion handout, worksheet and meditation script to use with clients.

Participants will learn:

1) The supporting research literature and existing conceptual models of compassion.

2) Formal and informal compassion practices aimed at cultivating positive affect, emotion resilience, greater attunement and connection to others, and prosocial behaviors.

3) How to incorporate and teach compassion as a skill in psychotherapy to support emotion regulation and improve interpersonal functioning.

Can't attend live? This session will be recorded and available for viewing for a month after the workshop date.

*All registrants will be entered into a draw to win a copy of The DBT Skills Daily Journal.

About the Facilitator: Dylan Zambrano, MSW, is the founder and clinical director of DBT Virtual, an online dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) service in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia. He has several years of experience working on a DBT team within an outpatient mental health hospital setting, and provides DBT training, consultation and supervision to other therapists. He is the author of The DBT Skills Daily Journal, which combines guided journaling with DBT skills-building. Dylan also teaches courses in mindfulness and compassion meditation at the University of Toronto and DBT skills training to mental health professionals with DBT HOUSE.

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